The Official Golden Gate Park Segway Tour in San Francisco, CA

Electric Tour CompanyGolden Gate ParkSan Francisco, CA 94118
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Overview

Take a 2.5 hour, fully narrated Segway tour of the gorgeous Golden Gate Park. The 7-mile tour explores beautifully landscaped trails that lead guests to sights such as Shakespeare Garden, Fern Grotto, and the Lily Pond. Throughout the tour, guests will have plenty of opportunity for photos with the amazing landscape. Tours are available daily and Segway training is included in the full experience.

Description

from The Official Golden Gate Park Segway Tour
A combination of designated trails, bike paths and low speed-light traffic streets are used to conduct the guided tour of the Park. After a 40 minute training on how to safely operate the Segway, you'll explore the sights of Golden Gate Park for two hours. Explore 8 miles of the Eastern part of the park which covers both famous landmark and hidden and less explored areas. Your experienced and fun tour guide will narrate your tour through a compact single ear-bud sound system. Each guest is issued a compact radio receiver so they don't miss a detail of what the guide is saying about each site seen on the tour.

Tour Highlights:
- The de Young Museum
- The California Academy of Sciences
- The Music Concourse & Temple of Music
- Lily Pond, Fer Grotto and Storybook Cross
- The Historic Carousel & The Lawn Bowling Courts
- The National Aids Memorial
- Shakespeare Garden, Stow Lake & Strawberry Hill
- The Rose, Rhododendron & The Dahlia Gardens
- The Japanese Tea Garden, The Conservatory of Flowers & Botanical Gardens

Golden Gate Park Mini Segway Tour - 1.5 Hours
A quick 1.5 hour Mini Segway Tour of Golden Gate Park For guests that want to enjoy quick tour while exploring the best sights and hidden locations while learning the Park’s legends and history.

Requirements:
All Segway Riders must be 12 years or older. Riders under 18 years must be accompanied by parent or guardian on the tour. All guests must weigh between 100 - 250 lbs or 45 - 113 kilos. No pregnant guests allowed due to safety reasons. This activity is not recommended for guests that are ages 70 years and older or those with mobility issues. Each rider must sign a Liability Waiver. Helmets and safety vests are provided and required.

Advanced Requirements:
Previous i2 Segway Experience is required. All riders must have taken a two hour or more guided Segway tour on the newer i2 Segway within the last 2 years. The Advanced tour is less training and more riding time.

Wear comfortable closed toe and flat shoes. No high heels, flip flops or sandals. Bring an extra layer of warm, wind resistant clothing. Rain ponchos, knit gloves and warm jackets are available for guests use. Please leave bulky backpacks at home.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner or Intermediate
Tour Length: Approximately 2.5 hours (including 40 minutes of training)
Departure Location: Golden Gate Park
Located between the de Young Museum and the California Academy of Sciences. Meet in the paved area behind the Temple of Music - the large stage. You must arrive 15 minutes prior to your schedule tour time. If you are late - you will lose your reservation and no refund will be issued. No exceptions.

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Tricia H
Huddersfield
"Great Way To Learn About The Park"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 21, 2018 NEW
This was our first time on Segways and we were a little apprehensive. No need to have been as the training enabled us to get to grips with the basics and we soon felt comfortable with our new mode of transport. It made seeing the park easy and fun. Rosie was our guide. She was very knowledgeable and explained information about the park clearly making the tour interesting. Rosie also gave clear directions and made us feel very safe. Helmets and hi viz vests are provided. Thanks Rosie for a great tour of the park.
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saendulein
Zurich, Switzerland
"so much fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 20, 2018 NEW
We had do much fun at the tour today, led by Rosie! We got a training session at the beginning and were told very exactly how to do all. Rosie took a very good care of us and had a good sight of every coincidence. We felt very safe and had a great time. We got so many information about the park and the city. Recommend at all! 5 *
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t0nyl0uth
Long Beach, California
"Mr Louth"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 20, 2018 NEW
What a fantastic way to see travel and learn all about San Francisco, our guide Brian was a joy to be with so up lifting he was someone you’d want to be friends with he put us totally at ease with all aspects of riding and manoeuvring the segways as it was our first and only experience to date but we will definitely be looking to experience more Segway tours, by the end of the tour we felt at one with our segways ! Thank you Brian 😎👍🏻
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Alexander K
"Fantastic Fun On Segways"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 20, 2018 NEW
Our guide Brian was absolutely the BEST!! He is the funniest, entertaining and friendly guide ever! My wife and I had an amazing tour. The Segway is such a unique way to see SF. It's quite unique too because it's probably one of the few cities where Segways are allowed on the streets. The other plus factor is that the streets are so steep! You get to test the Segway's capability and challenge the balance. Together with a whole lot of laughs with Brian, beautiful weather, SF is a great city to experience and tour in Segways. Highly recommended! And ask for Brian!
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Pontefract2Donny
Norfolk
"Grownups can have fun too!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 19, 2018 NEW
This tour was well worth the money. Half an hour of training with Kelly, and off we went! So much fun! You see the park and cover much more than you could on foot. I would recommend this company to everyone. Segways are great! I want one! Thanks to Kelly and the team. You did good!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Official Golden Gate Park Segway Tour

Are there physical limitations for who can and cannot ride a Segway?
We offer a 45-50 minute training session for all Segway tour guests. However, riding and navigating a Segway is not an ideal situation for individuals with or a history of mobility issues.

All guests who wish to participate in the tour must be able to easily and quickly step on and off without assistance. This movement is similar to ascending and descending stairs without the use of a handrail.

Pregnant women are not allowed to participate in the tour due to the risk of falling when navigating the Segway. Due to the same risk, individuals above the age of 70 are not allowed to participate.

In an effort to ensure all guests are safe throughout the entire tour experience, we require that all guests must be age 12 or older and weigh at least 100 lbs.

I need to cancel my reservation. What is the process for doing so?
Any cancellations made by the listed cancellation date will receive a FULL REFUND with absolutely NO CANCELLATION FEES. Any reservations past the cancellation date cannot be changed or canceled.

What happens in the case of rain?
All tours run in light rain, fog, or shine. In the case that a tour is canceled due to extreme weather, you will be given the opportunity to join a future tour.

What time is my tour?
You will set your tour time when making your reservation.

Is parking available?
No. There are no onsite parking facilities available. It is recommended that guests park at one of the many lots and garages nearby or utilize public transportation.

What should I wear for the tour?
Closed-toed shoes are required for tour participation. Wearing an extra layer such as a light jacket is ideal for the San Francisco weather.

Will I be taught how to ride a Segway?
Yes. All riders are thoroughly trained prior to the tour. Training instruction includes safe Segway operation, emergency stops, a safety cone course, and the “Share the Road” policy overview. Every rider is required to wear a helmet and wear a bright safety vest.